Candyman (Collector’s Edition): Blu-Ray Review

Available now on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is Bernard Rose’s “Candyman”.  Based on Clive Barker’s short story, “The Forbidden”, the 1992 classic delivered one of the greatest horror icons around, Candyman (played wonderfully sinister by Tony Todd) is right up there with Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers, but unlike the others there is a much deeper motivation for the terror he causes. This puts Candyman in a league of his own.

Considered by many, one of the best horror films to come out of the 90’s, “Candyman” holds up quite well more than 25 years later. I always loved the urban setting, much like that of the original “Child’s Play”.  Chicago just felt absolutely, right.  I am also a huge supporter of gory kills when they are part of an effective chiller like this one.  Needless-to-say, I am all over Scream Factory’s release of “Candyman”.

Without question, if you are a horror fan, the “Candyman” Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is a must own. The two-disk set includes 2K restorations of the original theatrical cut as-well-ass the unrated cut.  We also get new interviews with Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen plus many others. This Blu-ray is packed with bonus content. If you are looking for a sweet gift to get someone for the horror lover in your life this holiday season, grab them “Candyman”.

Bonus Features


  • NEW 2K Restoration From A New 4K Scan Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Actor Tony Todd
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Authors Stephen Jones And Kim Newman
  • Audio Commentary With Director Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul And Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen And Kasi Lemmons
  • Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, Moderated By The Movie Crypt’s Adam Green And Joe Lynch
  • “Sweets To The Sweet: The Candyman Mythos” Featuring Interviews With Writer/Director Bernard Rose, Executive Producer Clive Barker, Actors Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, And Kasi Lemmons
  • “Clive Barker: Raising Hell” – An Interview With Author/Artist/Filmmaker Clive Barker
  • Interview With Actor Tony Todd (2014)
  • Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Screenplay (BD-ROM)


  • NEW 2K Restoration From A New 4K Scan Of The Original Negative With High Definition Inserts For The Uncut Footage From An Archival Film Print
  • NEW “Be My Victim” – An Interview With Tony Todd
  • NEW “It Was Always You, Helen” – An Interview With Virginia Madsen
  • NEW “Reflection In The Mirror” – An Interview With Actor Kasi Lemmons
  • NEW “A Kid In Candyman” – An Interview With Actor DeJuan Guy
  • NEW “The Writing On The Wall: The Production Design Of Candyman” – An Interview With Production Designer Jane Ann Stewart
  • NEW “Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX Of Candyman” – Including Interviews With Special Makeup Effects Artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe And Mark Coulier
  • NEW “A Story To Tell: Clive Barker’s The Forbidden” – Writer Douglas E. Winter On Clive Barker’s Seminal Books Of Blood And Candyman’s Source Story, The Forbidden
  • NEW “Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman” – A Critical Analysis Of The Film With Writers Tananarive Due And Steven Barnes

By: Marc Ferman